Fund 2020

Below you can find the stages of the current Fund

ONEIKEH CAMPBELL, a writer hailing from South London, has secured funding for her short film Five Thousand Stars, which tells an authentic story of homelessness and food poverty. 

Entering the film fund for the first time, she made such an impression on the five industry judges, with Five Thousand Stars her short film idea pitched in a virtual boardroom, she was awarded the top fund for 2020.   

South London based senior creative writer set her story on Brixton High Street centred around the Brixton Soup Kitchen. Her story based on lived experience focusses on a homeless woman who once lived a luxury lifestyle as a food critic but finds herself unemployed living in a hostel with strangers.  Disliked by the other diners she reports the chef for violation of food hygiene resulting in its closure.

Reacting to the announcement Oneikeh said: “I can’t believe it!  I really was not expecting it! I’m in complete shock!  I have never won anything in my life, so this feels unreal. I’m going to ring my mum and my sister to tell them I’ve been chosen!  I’m completely overwhelmed!”

The Pitch Director Luke Walton says, “The panel were once again taken with a pitch that brought an authentic and fresh voice to the industry. Oneikeh showed an ability to respond to notes, a confidence in the room (which I know she did not feel!) and a story of hope that we all feel is something both important and timely.”

Pitch Support Awards were presented to Helena Charlton-Jones with Why I’d Burn and Chima Nsoedo with Perennials.  Helena was also won the Lucy Scher Award, which provides script development and mentoring, for the most outstanding female finalist this year.

11, Bluebell Drive

Carolyn Goodyear

27

Michaela Longden

Abraham & Isaac

Daniel Norman

Ajumma

Dominic Jones

ALBATROSS

James Kennedy

All The Leaves Are Brown

Luis Hindman

Are You Against Us?

Alfie Dale

Before The Tide Comes In

Joshua Shea

Canopy

Shona Charlton

Cut

Jamie Higgins

DANCE CHAMPIONS FOREVER AND EVER

Tom Brennan

Eden

Grace Sargeant

Effervescent

Ben Lawrence

Esther

Heather Manson

Esther

O'neil Foster

ESTHER (aka Hadassah - The Hidden One)

Meneka Das

Faithfully, Anaya.

Emma Howes

Find Me A Witch

Phil Mulryne

Five Thousand Stars

Oneikeh Campbell

Good Grief

Phil Mash

Grace Notes

Kirsty Mather

Help Me, Brother!

Louis Chan

Just World

Maura Campbell

Laodicea

Ren Bianchi

MAGDIE

Sara Jewell

Moishe

Maya Cooper

Nemesis

Melanie Daball

Obsessed

Adele Oni

On This Land

James Skinner

Perennials

Chima Nsoedo

Portcullis

Henry Steedman

Scorpions

David Poole

Shepherd

Tom Cozens

SINGLE LENSE REFLEX

mat sheldon

SOPHIA

Joseph Hartropp

Stone

Oz Durose

Suspended

Matilda Hadcock

Tablets of Silicon

Leo Mercer

The Colour of Heaven

Madeline Gordon

The Confusion of Tongues

Hendrik Harms

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Abbie Hirst

The End of the World

Meng Han Hsieh

The Fall Of Man

Penelope Yeulet

The Felling of a Tree

Gary Roberts

The Last Will and Testament of Grace Buchanan

Elaine Harris

The Luckiest Man in the World

Ben Hyland

THE ORCHARD

Kathryn Carmichael

The Return

Athena Mandis

The Stupid Boy

Phil Dunn

The Ultimatums

Joel Wilson

The Witch of Endor Lane

John Rees

TRIPTYCH

CHRISTOPHER MAUDSLEY

Turpentine

Charlotte Henderickx

Two Nations

Timi Oladeji

Urban Souls

Chimezie Anosike

Voiceless

Kate Bromley

Why I'd Burn by Helena Charlton-Jones

Helena Charlton-Jones

Woe is Me!

Eric Romero

You Lucked Out

Josef Kaplicky